Today, Restore America's Estuaries releases its latest report "Impact Assessment: Federal Coastal Habitat Investments Support People, Fish, and Wildlife" highlighting the positive impacts that coastal habitat restoration efforts provide for job creation, tourism, fishery production, recreation, community protection, and human health.
"Coastal communities rely on healthy coastal habitat because it creates tourism opportunities, supports clean air and water, protects communities from extreme weather, and supports commercial and recreational fisheries," said Jeff Benoit, President and CEO of Restore America's Estuaries. "The real-world project examples demonstrate how federal investments in coastal habitat restoration deliver a broad range of public benefits."
The report documents how federal investments are having a big impact for people, fish, and wildlife by bringing abstract budget line items to life through a series of nine real-world case studies across the coast. The geographically dispersed case studies present project summaries, partners, benefits, and results for on-the-ground projects.
This report highlights how improving our estuaries creates economic value in the form of jobs, uses of our open spaces, improved quality of life and higher property values.at: http://www.estuaries.org/
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